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GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby w20046ps1 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:25 pm

1. The gtk applications in KDE seem to look butt-ugly in my Linux Mint 13 even if I already installed oxygen-gtk. I don't know what else to do... Even Clementine looks like it came from Windows 98!
2. I got KDE here at Linux MInt 13 by installing kde-full at Synaptic. There are numerous applications I want to remove, but the kde-full metapackage will be removed as well. Will KDE be removed if I decide to follow through?
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Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby BostonPeng on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:35 am

Your timing is pretty good, w20046ps1. I just got kde-gtk-config built and installed and wrote a blog post about how to do it. That will get you a more useful KDE config screen in System Settings so you can prettify GTK apps a little under KDE.

[HOWTO] Hate the ugly way GTK apps look in KDE? Add KDE-GTK Configuration to System Settings

(Edited 9 Oct to update the link to the post on my new Linux specific blog)
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Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby mastablasta on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:51 am

w20046ps1 wrote:1. The gtk applications in KDE seem to look butt-ugly in my Linux Mint 13 even if I already installed oxygen-gtk. I don't know what else to do... Even Clementine looks like it came from Windows 98!


Clementine is a Qt based app, not GTK.

perhaps your install is not good. :-)
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Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby abnvolk on Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:42 am

1. I have the same problem. You need to install gtk-theme-switch2, run it and select oxygen-gtk. GTK2 apps will look native.
For GTK3 apps: Go to yourhome/.config/gtk-3.0 (if it doesn't exist, create it). Create a file named "settings.ini" and edit it like this:
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[Settings]
gtk-theme-name = oxygen-gtk
gtk-fallback-icon-theme = gnome
# next option is applicable only if selected theme supports it
gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme = false
# set font name and dimension
gtk-font-name = Droid Sans 10

Feel free to change the fonts!

2. You can remove this package. It won't affect anything on your system.
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Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby Schoelje on Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:55 am

I created a symlink like dvchench suggested (viewtopic.php?f=56&t=48790):
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ln ~/.gtkrc-2.0-kde4 ~/.gtkrc-2.0

This seems to work on the unofficial LMDE KDE.
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Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby pslim940 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:25 pm

I tried all of the above before, and still had some GTK appearance issues. Then, I installed the LXDE appearance app to change the look, also ran it with kdesudo to change the look of synaptic. That gave me the best results. Not sure why Clementine is messed up though, it's not GTK.
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Re: GTK Applications in KDE and the Package Manager

Postby rhodry on Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:01 am

Not sure why Clementine is messed up though, it's not GTK.


For Qt apps, try installing "qt4-qtconfig" and run the app "qtconfig-qt4" and check the theming in there. Qt apps have setups that can be independent of KDE.

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